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A Program in Medium Energy Nuclear Physics Nuclear Physics Laboratory University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign D. H. Beck*, P. T. Debevec, N. C. R. Makins,

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1 A Program in Medium Energy Nuclear Physics Nuclear Physics Laboratory University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign D. H. Beck*, P. T. Debevec, N. C. R. Makins, A. M. Nathan, J.-C. Peng, M. Grosse Perdekamp, C. K. Riedl, A. M. Sickles, S. E. Williamson & L. Yang l Summary of Main Points l Our Group l The Physics We Are Doing l Education and Outreach l The Resources Needed OVERVIEW *PI

2 Summary of Major Points l Our vigorous research program is at the forefront of our field l grad students, reflecting the inviting nature of our projects l We continue to take on leading roles in large-scale projects l Our success depends on…  Quality, size, and coherence of our group  Highly experienced research physicists  Top quality postdocs and students  Excellent technical support  Strong funding from NSF and UIUC 2

3 Faculty Doug Beck Paul Debevec (R) Naomi Makins Alan Nathan (R) Jen-Chieh Peng Matthias Perdekamp Caroline Riedl Anne Sickles Liang Yang Visiting Scholar Alan Magnon Research Physicists Caroline Riedl Steve Williamson Postdocs Markus Diefenthaler Francesca Giordano Jiajie Ling (Michal Tarka) (Martin Rybar) (IhnJea Choi) Graduate Students Ritoban Basu Thakur (DB) Brian Dannowitz (NM) Jason Dove (JCP) Robert Heitz (CR) En-Chuan Huang (JCP) Daniel Jumper (MGP) Bryan Kerns (NM) Yakov Kulinich (MGP) Cameron McKinney (MGP) Randall McKlellan (JCP) Pedro Montuenga (MGP) Shivangi Prasad (JCP) Thomas Rao (DB) Sarvagya Sharma (DB) (Josiah Walton: LY) (Mathew Coon: LY) (Akshat Puri: AS) ~35 on research staff ! = Out of town Current NPL Research Staff Technical Support John Blackburn Peter Sobel Eric Thorsland 3

4 6 Ph.Ds Awarded During the Current Grant Period NameAdvisorThesis title Basu Thakur, Ritoban (U. Chicago) Beck/Bauer The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search Low Ionization Threshold Experiment Ely, Seth (Avant Communications) Peng Rate Analysis of the  13 Mixing Angle for the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment Joosten, Sylvester (Temple U.) Makins Fragmentation and Nucleon Structure in Semi-Inclusive Deep-Inelastic Scattering in the HERMES Experiment Leitgab, Martin (NASA) Perdekamp Precision Measurement of Pion and Kaon Multiplicities in e + e - Annihilation at GeV Ngai, Wah Kai (Bloomberg) Peng Measurement of Mixing Angle  13 in the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment Wolin, Scott (Northrup Grumman) Perdekamp Measuring the Contribution of Low Bjorken-x Gluons to the Proton Spin with Polarized Proton-Proton Collisions 4

5 Active Engagement of Undergraduates NameProject Aguirre, Vicente Rojas***COMPASS Arenz, CassandraRelaxation of polarized 3 He in superfluid 4 He Bi, RanPHENIX and COMPASS Blatnik, Marie*DC5 prototype O-ring studies Britto, VivekDC5 ESEC examinations, frame inspection and construction Campbell, Christopher***COMPASS Candocia, MaxPHENIX Carr, ClaytonnEDM Cromis, Megan***DC5 wiring Cyuzuzu, Sonia*DC5 wire breaking tests and DC5 frame construction Dave, ParthDC5 O-ring studies Galeas Bardales, LuisnEDM superfluid valves, heat flush Han, ChongePHENIX Hjelmstad, DavidePHENIX Li, HaoSeaQuest PMT base upgrade and performance studies Lim, Soo BinPHENIX and COMPASS Lynn, Spencer***COMPASS Mallon, James***DC5 wiring Medlock, Lacey***DC5 wiring Monroe, JoshuaDC5 wiring at ODU McNamee, KevinnEDM mechanical Mullagur, DyaaneshSeaQuest online monitoring software Nicholson, JacobnEDM radiation heat load on injection volume Oh, Seung JoonDC5 G10 frame production Sachdeva, NatashaRelaxation of polarized 3 He in superfluid 4 He Teo, Mae Hwee**SeaQuest Monte Carlo simulation & detector commissioning Wdaru Reddy, AbishekDC5 G10 frame production Witek, MariuszSeaQuest online monitoring & decoding software Wright, RojaeDC5 Prototype B construction Yi, BinRelativistic effects in collision dynamics Yin, Yangqui**SeaQuest trigger module bench test Zhao, ZhangjiSeaQuest *REU **Academic Hourly ***ACU summer student 5

6 Guidance from the Nuclear Physics Long Range Plan – Dec Our group has had significant input in community planning for future activities QCD and the Structure of Hadrons Phases of Nuclear Matter Nuclei: From Structure to Exploding Stars In Search of the New Standard Model 6

7 Scientific Themes that Guide our Group l Fundamental Symmetries  Establish standard model parameters of particle physics  Test sensitively for physics beyond the SM These efforts play an important complementary role to the direct discoveries at the LHC l Confronting QCD at a fundamental level  Determine the role of quarks, antiquarks & gluons to the internal structure and properties of hadrons including nuclear effects  Understand the origin of hadron spin s Quark and gluon spin and orbital angular momentum contributions  Hot QCD Size dependence of quark-gluon fluid Jet quenching and structure 7

8 8 Our Program: QCD l Recently completed experiments  JLab transversity, neutron polarizability, HERMES, Belle, “E866” l Ongoing experiments  PHENIX: recently completed W physics run—antiquark spin  SeaQuest/E906: proof of principle, start production—sea dist’n  COMPASS: commissioning incl. “DC5” wire chamber—TMD l Future  SeaQuest  COMPASS  Heavy Ion/pA collisions at (s)PHENIX and ATLAS—QGP size dependence, jet quenching

9 9 Belle Fragmentation Functions Thesis: M. Leitgab M. Leitgab, et al. (Belle Collaboration) Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 (2013)

10 10 First W Physics Results: PHENIX SPIN 2014 Conference Presentation F. Giordano for PHENIX

11 11 Antiquark Sea K. F. Liu, W. C. Chang, H. Y. Cheng & J. C. Peng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 (2012)

12 12 Our Program: Fundamental Symmetries l Daya Bay  Precision measurement of  13, |  m ee | 2 : new combined 6 and 8 AD result  Sterile neutrino limits: eV 2 < |  m 41 | 2 < 0.3 eV 2 (Ling)  FUTURE: development of JUNO experiment to determine mass hierarchy l nEDM  Dec. 2013: successful review of critical R&D phase  launch of “Critical Component Demonstration” phase (4 yr) Prototype and test iteration  main internal components of apparatus  UIUC: 3He system including dilution refrigerator l Muon g-2  Beamline design

13 13 Sterile Neutrino Limits F. P. An, et al. (Daya Bay Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 (2014) Jiajie Ling

14 14 Our Program: Timeline l We have what we believe is a good balance of development, construction, running and analysis activities in our group’s activities in important experiments

15 CERN, Switzerland Brookhaven Long Island KEK Japan SNS, Oak Ridge Daya Bay China FNAL Chicago Instrumentation development and analysis at Illinois Our Experiments are Located Remotely Jiangmen China Harvard Boston TUM Munich 15

16 Senior Research Physicists l Steve Williamson: Principal Research Physicist  nEDM: Subsystem manager 3 He services, Chair of internal HV & “PULSTAR” review committees, Internal Technical Committee, Design Task Force  Prior: was G0: Experiment Coordinator, Run Coordinator, and Magnet Subsystem Manager l Caroline Riedl: Research Assistant Professor  COMPASS: DC5 design/fabrication/commissioning manager  Now resident at CERN: lead role in our COMPASS involvement Senior Research Physicists critical for us to be able to take on major projects 16

17 17 Answering Fundamental Questions Requires Custom Equipment—Built Here

18 Technical Staff l John Blackburn  Inventor design; scintillator specialist, NC programming/machining  PHENIX RPCs  DC5 wire chambers  EDM 3 He system design, test apparatus l Peter Sobel  New member: B. Mech. Eng., Rutgers University  Machining, leak-checking  LabView, SolidWorks l Eric Thorsland  design, machining, welding, vacuum, assembly, testing  glass blowing, laser expert  DC5 wire chambers  EDM apparatus/testing 18

19 Leadership and Scientific Service by an Active Staff l Many leadership roles in experiments (spokespersons, executive committees, subsystem managers, analysis coordinators, publications chairs, etc.) l ~ 90 invited talks by group members in last 3 years l Chairs, co-chairs, or organizing committees for workshops and conferences l Service work for DNP, NSF, DOE, NSAC-LRP, NSAC and subcommittees, PACs at LUND, J-PARC, BNL (chair), JLAB (chair) l Reviewers and editorial service for several journals l Beck—chair of Chancellor (UIUC) and co-chair of Presidential (UI) searches 19

20 We Invest in a Range of “Broader Impacts” Activities l Research  classroom  Undergraduates and research  Continued support of developments in teaching large classes in physics and math (SmartPhysics)  Modern physics experimental lab re- development with new “near research” experiments  On-line offering of standard course l Outreach efforts  Saturday Physics for Everyone  Physics of Baseball  Physics at the Market l Underrepresented populations  (Midwest) Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics 20

21 Overview of Budget – Year 1 Non-Personnel 17% Details in budget presentation later … Grad/UG Students 28% Technical Support 12% Postdocs 17% Research Physicists 16% Faculty 10% Equipment 4% Travel 9% Operating 4% 21

22 Management Plan – no major changes l Major issues involve whole group; monthly meetings  Evaluation of current and future research directions  Hiring postdocs, grant issues, tech time requests (bi-weekly) l Each project runs its own budget  Equipment, travel, supplies allocated annually in accordance with approved proposal  Travel, purchases over $250 approved individually by PI 22

23 Reiteration of Major Points l Our research program is at the forefront of our field l grad students, reflecting the inviting nature of our projects l We continue to take on leading roles in large-scale projects l Our success depends on…  Quality, size, and coherence of our group  Highly experienced research physicists  Top quality postdocs and students  Excellent technical support  Strong funding from NSF and UIUC Now, here comes the science program !!! 23


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